SuRie 'Building A Woman'

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Last Show: Friday 28 th January 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

SuRie lifts the veil on how her new album Building a Woman is progressing from snippets of lyrics on a notepad and a couple of chords on the piano, to the first public outing of the acoustic version of the songs. This is the point in the creative process SuRie loves the most, right before the songs are recorded and produced. They are in their most vulnerable, most truthful incarnation, and SuRie cannot wait to share them with you. 

Collarbone, through knees to toes. Fleshing out which way to go. Spinning out 'til I'm dizzy. Building a woman. 

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"SuRie's enduring success is not just due to her personality, post Eurovision she has shown the true depth of her artistry, which continues to grow with each release."

Yorkshire Times

Special guests - Wise Woman 

Hailing from the wilds of East Anglia and South Wales, Wise Woman bring a heady collision of folk harmonies, old time tall tales and 90s girl power to the airwaves and eardrums. Raised on a healthy diet of Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac. 

SuRie is a classically trained musician and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. 

Her debut LP ‘Something Beginning With …’ was the culmination of a recording process that took SuRie from London to Greece (via Australia, New York, Sweden, L.A. and Borneo).
“A masterpiece of sympathetic production” - The Acoustic Club

“The beautiful album merges together with ease, making it hard to believe this is her debut.” - Under The Speaker 

‘Empty’, a track off ‘Something Beginning With …’ was used as the basis, and at the heart of, a play by the same title, written by Rekha John-Cheriyan, which premiered in London in April 2017. 

SuRie released her second studio album ‘Dozen’ to a sell-out audience at the Bishopsgate Institute in London: a concept album featuring a collection of 12 completely revamped cover songs, one for each month of the year, and containing the name of that month in the original title. Featuring songs by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Tori Amos, Florence and The Machine and more, all rearranged for SuRie’s voice, whilst playing the piano and accompanied by a full string orchestra.
“SuRie shimmered and wowed the crowd” - Wiwibloggs

Her most recent EP ‘Rye’ is an intimate collection of raw and honest tracks, from the tentative ‘I Think’ to theatrical ‘Easy’ to the title track, inspired by the Robert Burns’ poem ‘Comin’ Thro’ The Rye.’
“Simply breathtaking” - Yorkshire Times 

SuRie represented the UK with her emotive and uplifting single ‘Storm’ at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 and with TV appearances on The Graham Norton Show, Celebrity Pointless, Saturday Kitchen, This Morning and radio features such as Ken Bruce’s ‘Tracks Of My Years’ on BBC Radio 2, SuRie continues to delight audiences with her charming personality.

Alongside regular appearances in smaller concert venues, SuRie has performed to approximately 50,000 in Israel’s Rabin Square, 25,000 in London’s Trafalgar Square and 20,000 in Lisbon’s Altice Arena, a performance which was also broadcast to 180 million people worldwide. 

Collaborations with artists across media include photographer Suzie Larke, for her recent project ‘Unseen’ where portraits of SuRie were displayed on the side of the Southbank Centre in Spring 2021. 

Current commissions include original compositions for a new production of Twelfth Night, in collaboration with Jon Whitten and Messy Spirit. 

With many accomplishments achieved in her career so far, SuRie was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour awarded to former students for their significant contribution to the music profession. 

Band Line Up

SuRie (piano/vocals)

Katie Leach (backing vocals)

Debs Spanton (bass)

Tobias Miorin (percussion)